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The Week in Pictures: October 9-15, 2010

Two daring feats of engineering, 100 million porcelain sunflower seeds, and the only known 26-inch man

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    A person lays a drawing of John Lennon on the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields in New York’s Central Park on Lennon’s birthday Saturday.

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    A police vehicle sits outside the abandoned house that served as a clubhouse — and allegedly a torture chamber — for a street gang accused of trapping and brutalizing three gay men.

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    A relative of one of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in a copper and gold mine in Chile is hugged by a policeman Saturday after a drilling machine completed an escape hole.

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    Duncan Berry holds the door open as his children Jemima, right, and Hugo choose books from the village phone box in Marton cum Grafton, England, Saturday.

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    A U.S. Army soldier searches an associate of a suspected Taliban IED placer, seen behind the soldier in a wheelbarrow, who was killed in a coalition missile strike in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

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    Joan Sutherland poses in her dressing room at the Metropolitan Opera after making her Met debut in New York on Nov. 26, 1961.

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    People wave peace flags at a gay pride parade in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday. Riot police clashed with hundreds of far-right protesters who tried to disrupt the parade, with more than a dozen people reported injured, officials said.

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    Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi leans on the shoulders of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, and Yemini President Ali Abdullah Saleh during a photocall before the second Afro-Arab Summit in Sirte, Libya, Sunday.

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    Couples walk to a lunch reception after a mass wedding ceremony at the Olympic Park in Beijing Sunday.

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, right, looks at his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, as they watch a parade to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang Sunday.

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    A costumed Australian fan cheers a lawn bowls match during the Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex in New Delhi, India, Monday.

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    Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev, left, gives California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a ride in a vintage Soviet-era Chaika automobile at the presidential residence Gorki outside Moscow Monday.

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    Crowds attack a train they’d set on fire after it knocked down and killed three people in Sirajganj, Bangladesh, Monday.

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    Kevin Richardson, aka the Lion Whisperer, lies with two of his lions in their enclosure at the Kingdom of the White Lion park in Broederstroom, South Africa, Monday.

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    Gen. Volker Wieker, right, chief of staff of Germany’s Bundeswehr, or armed forces, salutes after laying a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem Tuesday.

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    This video image provided by KTLA-TV shows California Highway Patrolmen at the scene of a freeway blocked by a truck advertising a musical group that performed an impromptu concert Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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    Nepal’s Khagendra Thapa Magar sits on a small stool inside his home as his father, Rup Bahadur Magar, speaks to him on the eve of his 18th birthday in Pokhara, Nepal, Wednesday.

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    Luis Urzua, center, pumps his fist as Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, right, smiles after Urzua’s rescue from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday.

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    Tattoo artist Kat Von D poses at the premiere of “Jackass 3D” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Wednesday.

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    Lebanese people throw rice and rose petals to welcome Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad upon his arrival in Beirut Wednesday.

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    Orthodox Jewish men in Avivim, Israel, hold signs against a planned visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to southern Lebanon, near the border with Israel, Thursday.

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    A doctor checks as people sleep during the first Siesta Championship in Madrid Thursday.

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    Indian schoolchildren perform as images of the national flag are projected on an aerostat during the closing ceremony for the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, Thursday.

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    Prince holds a press conference at the Apollo Theater in New York Thursday to announce his “Welcome 2 America” tour in New York.

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    A man stands in the rain during the passing of Tropical Storm Paula in the town of Cayo Cutia, Cuba, Thursday.

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    President Obama is greeted by MTV’s Sway Calloway as he participates in a youth town hall event broadcast live on BET, CMT and MTV networks in Washington Thursday.

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    Visitors walk through the art installation “Sunflower Seeds” by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in London before officials at the Tate Modern gallery closed the exhibition to visitors Friday.

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    Mahant Kailash Giri, a Sadhu, or Hindu holyman, lies buried in soil as part of a ritual during the nine-day long Navratri festival in Jammu, India, Friday.

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    Tourists look at the closed Acropolis from a nearby hill Friday.

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    Miners watch Friday as the drill machine “Sissi” breaks through the last section of rock, crowning more than a decade of digging the world’s longest tunnel in Switzerland.